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. >> scotland yard is the latest casualty many the uk hacking scandal. the country's two top police officials now quick. rebeckka brooks is out on bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not going to end u
that has seen enough of them already with the resignations of two of the top brass over at scotland yard. ezra. >> and speaking of scotland yard, how have they responded to the resignation of two senior officers in less than 24 hours. that is a high rate? >> well, the institution, itself, is reeling. you know, it just goes to show what the climate is like in this country right now that they would resign and resign so suddenly, and so quickly, one right after another. but the concerns right now are for the scotland yard's business and what it does not just? the folk hacking investigation, but larger issues like counterterrorism and the fact that next summer this city is hosting the london olympics and both of to officials have said that the distraction, they are concerned, over their position in the phone hacking position would get in the way of these larger pursuits arguably more important pursuits. >> and rebecca brooks who is testified tomorrow was arrested and released on bail yesterday and she is expected to stand in front of parliamentt tomorrow, and to my knowledge still is, but is
's no longer a good day. >>> scotland yard has lost its two top cops to the uk hacking and police bribery scandal. police commissioner paul stevenson and john yates resigned after reports of scotland yard hiring neil wallace as a media consultant. wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged no. of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally i did not and have no reason to do so. >> all eyes will be on parliament tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james get grilled by lawmakers. we're live in london. surely rupert murdoch will be asked about the cozy relationship between his news organization and police. >> there's no doubt that he's going to be asked about that and a lot more contessa. this story keeps rolling along. and changing it seems hour by hour. and all points now are pointing towards -- all roads are going towards obviously the murdoch family. that makes four high profile resignations. a few hours ago scotland yard's number two jamesuate resigned again under this rolling impression an
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the connection scotland yard or actually the allegations that they mishandled the investigation into the phon
suggests that you were present at a meeting with scotland yard when police officers conducted a murder investigation providing you with evidence that your newspaper was interfering with the pursuit of justice. he mentioned alex marancak, and a member of the metropolitan police. can you tell us more about that meet stph-g. >> i can tell you something about it, but i was asked to recall a meeting that i'd had at scotland yard in 2002, and i had -- i was asked recently i think by channel 4 if that story was referring to my information. and my recollection of that meeting was entirely different. my recollection of the meeting was on a completely different subject. and so i'm only going on what i was told by channel 4. they say it's a meeting in november that i had, that was what was put to me. i checked my diary as much as possible and there was no meeting in november. however, there was a subsequent meeting in very early january. it may be that it was that meeting. that was not my recollection of the meeting. but on the other hand because of the sarah's law campaign i did have some pretty
tied the knot marrying her long time love in a private ceremony in scotland. they cell britted into the wee hours of the morning. stephanie, this time yesterday, you were hoping to get an invite. there were a lot of cute rugby guys funneling in. >> for didn't pan out. i tried hard, but in the end the doors it were closed. i knocked and no response. we all watched william and kate get married three months ago. that wedding and the party cost $30 million. by comparison, this wedding was $800,000. no doubt it was still a royal affair. it's a good year to be a royal. weddings, wonder for public support. the crowd outside let it be known. the royal finery was on display for the second time. big clears for the newlyweds, the duke and duchess. for this wedding, the pressure is off. they are relative unkboens. this is the queen's granddaughter. her husband is the captain of the rugby team. they said it would be private. >> no occasion where the queen and prince william and kate can be wholly private, not with the press outside. >> no cameras in the church not like in april when two bil
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's office. >> we are also get, reports scotland yard is beefing up its team of investigators working the case as well. >> reporter: we have always known there is the possibility this investigation could go further. we have now been able to confirm that. the information commission says that they handed over details to the police of another private investigator that was illegally harvesting information and then selling it on to newspapers. newspapers that are not news international newspapers. among the top newspapers, according to the information commission, "the daily mail," "the daily mirror," those are not news international papers and it does seem now that they, too, may be included as part of the ongoing police investigation. one of the inning things is this is not necessarily phone hacking. this could be something called blagging which is impersonating somebody to try to get personal information about them. that is illegal here and also according to the information commission, corruption. this would be mean payouts basically to get that sort of information illegally. the details
. the fall of scotland yard? britain's beacon of law and order, rocked by allegations of bribery. top brass resigning in disgrace, and today, a stunning breach of security. time to call in sherlock holmes? >>> and death of a whistle blower. sean hoare lived the tabloid life to the limit. drugs, booze, and cell phones. that's how he got his sensati sensational stories. looks like he saved the best one for last. >>> then, news corp. and politicians, we've seen the cozy connection in britain, but here in america, for political contributions, you'll never guess who gets the most murdoch money. >>> back now to our in-depth report, the murdoch hacking scandal and a key question, how deeply involved were the police and exactly why did they shut down their original phone hacking investigation back in 2007? my guests tonight worked with murdoch as senior editor for the times of london and has insider's knowledge of the close or perhaps too close relationship between the police and the tabloids. welcome, nicholas waptchak. i want to get to the hearing, but this was fascinating to watch. >> i can't th
are no longer britain's newest royal new le weds. zara phillips married mike tyndall in scotland yesterday. it was a royal wedding with a queen and rest of the family in attendance. it was a decidedly low-key affair compared to william and kate's wedding. here's lama hasan. >> reporter: bride looked radiant in a glistening tiara borrowed from her mother. the groom looked dapper, in a pin-stripe suit. far from their casual atie. on their wedding day, they were beaming, calm and collected. by the way, he was five minutes early. the queen's oldest granddaughter, zara was 5 minutes late. but who's counting. he and hubby, mike. a rugby sports star sealed their marriage with a kiss. and wowed the crowd. okay, it wasn't quite like that other kiss on that balcony, that's because these newlyweds don't like the spotlight. their wedding was so private. that buckingham palace only released a few details. but the 1500 well-wishers lining the streets, some camped overnight were not disispointed. they got to cheer all of the members of the royal family. the bride's mother in a fetching flowery ensemble.
's mighty scotland yard, resigned. now, a powerful father has to try to protect his son. here is abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: just because they own tv networks doesn't mean the murdoches, father and son, like being on them. but tomorrow rupert and james murdoch will be stars of their own version of "dynasty." as they are grilled live by outraged british politicians. >> he worries not just about the company he built -- he didn't inherit this company, he built it. he's also got to worry about his children, who he assumed would -- and wanted to succeed him. >> reporter: that is looking increasingly unlikely. james murdoch was being groomed to take over from his 80-year-old dad. but he could now face criminal charges. he admits paying two high-profile victims of his newspapers illegal hacking $1 million to keep quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized, and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. >> reporter: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country sho
mike kindle in scotland. this is much more low key than prince william and kate middleton's. no cameras were allowed inside. and a media mistake of sorts, president obama's campaign staff staff use add twitter account to urge followers to contact g.o.p. lawmakers regarding the debt debate and barack obama posted the tw twittered, a bunch of people were annoyed by the spam and stopped following the president's political account. as of last night. mr. obama lost more than 40,000 twitter followers. so we've been asking all of you to tell how the debt crisis is affecting your world and now. bj is writing, i have fears for a credit down grade and and one thing that comes to mind is a run on the banks. i can only hope i'm wrong. >> not raising the debt ceiling, will make our debt even more dangerous. vote in mor
. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal had anything to do with that. i don't know that any of that went on here and as of right now, it's still in london. a lot of folks want to bring it here. >> what is your opinion on that, ed? >> other than the potential hacking into the 9/11 victims, i'm not sure pat is wrong on this. he may be right. the one thing we don't want it to become, speaking as a democratic progressive. we don't want it to be a witch hunt on murdock. we don't need that. >> right. >> the story is bad enough on its own. >> andrea, let me invite you in on this. we are expecting testimony from murdock and his son tomorrow. that's going to be a circus-like scene. it's unclear who had connection to all of this. >> i think they all have connections. anyone who has lived or worked there knows. peter you spent a lot of time in london, you know the close connectio
-watchers. queen elizabeth's eldest granddaughter, zara, got married in scotland and the whole clan turned out, including cousin william m d his new wife, kate. but unlike their over-the-top wedding, this one was a tad more low-key. abc's lama hasan is on the story from london. >> reporter: the sun was shining. the crowd was loud. and william and kate were greeted like rock stars, as they arrive for today's royal wedding. it was hard for them not to steal the spotlight. because this royal couple don't live like royalty. zara phillips is the queen's granddaughter. but except for the guest list, there was little pomp and ceremony, as she married her long-time boyfriend, mark tindall. >> that's the only real royal connection. other than that, it's like a regular wedding on a saturday afternoon. >> reporter: not that this couple isn't famous. they're both world-class athletes. he was a member of the rugby team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably would not have had if she had taken a royal title, with all of
bomber convicted of killing 270 people over scotland more than 22 years ago appeared at a rally in support of moammar gadhafi. take a look. you see him there. the former libyan intelligence agents abdel al-megrahi was released from prison in 2009. >>> and a rescue from the rains in south korea. many of the people killed in the landslide were college students doing volunteer work. >>> police are warning female shoppers to be on the lookout in the washington d.c. area and northern virginia area. police are searching for a man making sneak attacks in area shopping malls. his target? their back sides. the man's m.o. is to create a diversion before slashing with a box cutter. these attacks started in february. >>> the woman known as the jay walking mom was convicted in connection with the death of her 4-year-old son. she faced up to three years in prison. the judge in the case gave her the choice of community service and one year of probation or to go to trial once again. >> we are weighing our options right now. there is a part of me that doesn't want to go through it again. by the
and the role of the media in government. rupert's son, and the british publishing executives and scotland yard top cop all in the dragnet drilled by british lawmakers on allegation of hacking, spying and bribing, oh, yes, all the way up to 10 downing street, the british version of pennsylvania avenue. amazing show for you. i'm dylan ratigan. house is minority whip steny hoyer along talking debt. and
officers have resigned. commissioner sir paul stevenson resigned sunday. today scotland yard's commissioner yates stepped done. there's more. former news of the world reporter sean hoare was found dead in his home today. he was the first to come forward. coulson has resigned as the prime minister's press secretary. police are investigating hoare's death saying it is not considered to be suspicious. investigators claim the tabloid hacked into the voice mail accounts of several high profile people and victims of tragedy. the controversy is not over. 9:30 eastern time tomorrow, rupert murdoch and his john james murdoch are scheduled to testify before members of parliament. brooks who is out on bail will also testify. we should remind you, news corp is the parent company of fox news channel. >> straight ahead, she was found hanging, nude, hand and feet both bound. it happened in a fancy mansion. murder or suicide? that is just the beginning of this bizarre mystery. there are lots of questions. >> casey anthony is all s as she slips out of prison. is it all good for her? not exactly. >> the ques
on scotland yard whether james murdoch misled a parliament committee, the deputy chief operating officer of news corporation and the son of rupert murdoch. jonathan? >>jonathan: this centers on what james murdoch knew and when he knew it. news corporation executives have consistently said they only found out in late 2010 that phone hacking may have been widespread at the newspaper. and they say that prior to that they believed it was limited to just one reporter. now, during his appearance in front of a parliamentary committee, james murdoch reiterated that and he said when he authorized an out of court settlement with one of the hacking victims, he was not aware of an e-mail written by a former staffer of news of the world that indicated hacking was common at the paper and that e-mail has become a key piece of evidence. >> when you signed off the payment did you see or were you made aware of the transcript of the hacked voice mail message? >> no, i was not aware at time. than than now a former editor of news of the world and counsel have challenged his version, saying "just by way of cl
that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some sa
scotland yard for accepting almost $20,000 in hospitality from a private health clinic after he had yound yund gone surgery. that health clinic was represented by a p.r. firm owned by former editor of "the news of the world." this picture is building up. this cozy relationship between the police and senior executives at news of the world. that made his position very difficult. he decided to step down last night. insisting all the while he had done nothing wrong. >> the issue of my integrity, let me set clear that i the -- the people that know me know my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we had done something differently but i will not lose sleep over my personal integrity. >> reporter: the problem was, though, this kind of web of connections just seems to be getting ever greater as more information comes to light between the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that
's coming in. we've got the picture, we make $1 million on the newspaper. >> the top two at scotland yard are now out. this is going to lop don this week -- london this weekend to look at the olympics. in one year from now, the world is coming there and scotland yard is in tatters. >> a lot to go. >> thanks, guys. >>> coming up, somalia is becoming the next target on the war on terror. the investigative reporter for the nation, jeremy skayhill. and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. my contacts are so annoying. i can't wait to take 'em out. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? try acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort. it feels like it disappeared on my eye! [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. acuvue® oasys brand. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the cc. and every volkswagen includes scheduled carefree maintenance.
. >>> also, queen elizabeth's oldest granddaughter is getting married in scotland today. her name is zarah phillips. she's saying the "i dos" to her rugby player, mike tindall is his name. the 30-year-old phillips is actually the 13th in line to the throne. >>> well, despite the bad economy, the price for a lot of products are reaching all-time highs. you'd like to have a break, would you? well, yes, there are actually items that are getting cheaper. if you're in the market for a new car, volkswagen has lowered its prices. also, maybe you're not in the market for this, but if you're thinking about it, solar panels, a good time to get those. they've dropped some 15%. and also, netflix has dropped the price of its one dvd at a time service by $2. but that's not all. clyde anderson, our financial analyst, has been doing some digging. we've got seven more things to tell you about right after the break that are getting cheaper. 15 past the hour. stay with me. st occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "pr
paid to scotland yard officers by "news of the world" a violation of federal anti-bribery law. so, there's -- there's multiple fronts on which this is escalating for news corp., on top of the reports today that james murdoch may have to go back before parliament. >> and, mike, is any of this touching the media properties in the united states yet of the rupert murdoch empire, or is all this still stemming from the actions done with the uk media properties? >> well, certainly the computer hacking is an allegation involving a news corp. subsidiary in the united states, so that's the jurisdictional hook there. there's a problem there because it took place seven years ago, outside the statute of limitations, but if there is a pattern of conduct that could be established here, that would be the basis by which the feds could bring charges. but, you know, it's early yet. we got to be cautious. >> all right, mike isikoff, our national investigative correspondent, mike, thanks very much. >> thank you. >>> all right, once every decade, i've been promising you this for days, states redraw the
, there's an interesting tug of war going on at this point. here you have scotland yard and the government essentially saying, well, we were misled by news international executives. what you saw yesterday, which was pretty amazing, is you had rupert murdoch and his son james saying actually we were misled. the police report said there was no widespread phone hacking going on at our papers and we had no reason not to believe them. so there's definitely, you know, a little bit of trying to shift responsibility around on all parties. >> all right, so felix, rupert murdoch's wife literally sprang to the forefront when she protected rupert, her husband, from this pie attacker. what do we know about her and did her fierce defense of murdoch help him in this pr war as well as help her and raise her stock in the murdoch family. >> i think that was probably the best thing that happened for them in weeks is that, you know, wendi looked like she was fiercely protecting her husband, made them look like, you know, they were sort of being unfairly attacked. and i think, you know, it's a fascinating fami
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